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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 38, No. 3, 2017, pp. 138-145
Bioline Code: zr17018
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2017, pp. 138-145

 en A new species of the genus Amolops check for this species in other resources (Anura: Ranidae) from high-altitude Sichuan, southwestern China, with a discussion on the taxonomic status of Amolops kangtingensis check for this species in other resources
Fei, Liang; Ye, Chang-Yuan; Wang, Yu-Fan & Jiang, Ke

Abstract

A new species of the genus Amolops Cope, 1865 is described from Xinduqiao, Kangding, Sichuan. It was previously identified as Amolops kangtingensis;, which is synonymized to Amolops mantzorum check for this species in other resources in this study. The new species, Amolops xinduqiao sp. nov., is distinguished from all other congeners by the following combination of characters: (1) medium body size, adult males SVL 41.2–47.5 mm (n=15, average 43.9 mm), adult females SVL 48.5–56.6 mm (n=15, average 52.5 mm); (2) head length equal to width or slightly wider than long; (3) tympanum small, but distinct; (4) vomerine teeth in two tiny rows, separated by a space about one vomerine teeth row; (5) bony projections on lower jaw absent; (6) dorsolateral folds usually absent; (7) tarsal folds or glands on tarsus absent; (8) circummarginal groove on disc of finger I absent; (9) tibiotarsal articulation reaching nostril or beyond; (10) webs of toe IV reaching to distal articulation, other toes fully webbed to disc; and (11) vocal sac absent in males.

Keywords
New species; Sichuan; Taxonomy; Amolops xinduqiao sp. nov.; Amolops kangtingensis

 
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